In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week April 25, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week April 25, 2021

In Loving Memory: Obituaries April 19-25, 2021

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Jackson

Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Jackson, 47, of Greenbrier, passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday April 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Tommy was born January 23, 1974 in Springfield. He worked as a painter and was of the Baptist faith. Tommy enjoyed being with family and friends, watching sports, especially the San Francisco 49’s. His children and grandchildren were his life. Tommy was preceded in death by his father: Thomas Everett Jackson.

floral squareTommy is survived by his daughters: Latisha Jackson of Adairville, KY, Everlei Jackson of Greenbrier, by his sons: Chevie and Elijah Jackson both of Greenbrier, by his mother: Jacklyn Bunch Cope of Greenbrier, by his brothers: Chris Jackson of Springfield, Trinity Stout of Greenbrier, Nolan Stout of Adairville, KY, and Joshua Stout of Springfield, by his sister: Danielle Browder of Nashville, by his grandchildren: Dalon and Dominic Jackson, and by his uncle and aunt that raised him: James and Mary Stout.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Tracie Cherie Foster

Tracie Cherie Foster, age 47 of Hendersonville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Tracie was a very tenderhearted person and loved helping others. She loved animals and enjoyed fishing. She loved her Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers and Coke. She loved to sing and dance, and was always the life of the party! She loved to laugh and was known to always have a corny joke to tell. She especially loved her Lord.

She is survived by her sons, Cody Foster and Trenton Warden; her parents, Ruben “Jr.” and Joyce Foster; her sisters, Kellie (Billy) Burgess and Kerrie Foster; her grandchildren, Riley Cole Foster and Gabrial Wayne Warden; and her niece, Addy Wells.

floral squareHer family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 28 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and again on Thursday, April 29 from 10:00am until her Celebration of Life Service at 11:00am in the Chapel at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Jerry Wooley officiating. Interment will follow at Beech Cemetery with Cody Foster, Trenton Warden, Billy Burgess, Tommy Pipkin, Josh Boone and JP White serving as pallbearers.

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The family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Diane Duffer

Diane Ray Duffer, age 75, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at her home. No services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Duffer was born December 6, 1945 in Nashville, TN to the late Fred and Lois Cantrell Ray. She worked in the Quality Control Department at Electrolux and loved shopping. She especially loved her family and talking on the telephone with them.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Duffer is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mammie Campbell and her brothers, Ronnie Ray and Mike Ray.

Mrs. Duffer is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wallace “Glenn” Duffer; sons, Timothy Glenn Duffer and Steven Randall (Rachael) Duffer, both of Springfield; daughter, Tammy Diane Swift of Ridgetop; brothers, Martin (Shirley) Ray of Madison and James floral square“Bubba” Ray of AL; grandchildren, Melanie (Jason) Manuel, Brittany (Brandon) Stokes, Quenton (Breona) Creek, Christopher Creek, Dalton Swift and Carmen Duffer; and great-grandchildren, Coryanna Stokes, McKinney Stokes, Sophia Creek, Sofia Olive, Abel Creek and Lucas Creek. Mrs. Duffer will also be survived by twin great-granddaughters due to arrive in May of this year.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for James “Judd” R. Judson

James “Judd” Ray Judson, age 60 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home. There are no services planned.
He was born December 30, 1960 in Louisville, KY to the late James Michael and Clara Inman Judson.

He was a Veteran of the US Coast floral squareGuard and worked as a Commercial Electrician at US Tobacco.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Tresea sanders Judson; step-daughter, Kimberly Jarmusuz and 4 grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Joe Ellis

Joseph “Joe” Newlin Ellis, age 92, of Stuart, Florida and formerly of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Stuart, FL.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2pm in the Oakland Cemetery with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. No visitation will be held prior to the graveside service.

Mr. Ellis was born October 19, 1928 in Springfield, TN to the late Richard and Pearl Fuqua Ellis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, he liked baseball, NASCAR, and especially golfing. He graduated from Greenbrier High School. In 1963 Mr. Ellis was one of the founding members of LaSalle-Deitch Co., Inc., a distributor of products for the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industry. He served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1971 until his retirement in 1992. In 1997 the company changed their name to LaSalle Bristol Corp when they merged with the BPC Division of Bristol Corporation and a subsidiary of Heywood Williams Group. After his retirement he continued to work as a management consultant.

Mr. Ellis was a longstanding member of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Advisory Board, serving from 2008-2021, taking on emeritus status in 2017 until his passing. During more than a 25-year association with the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Mr. Ellis provided leadership and inspiration to those with whom he served. In 2013 he was appointed Board Chairman and continued to work tirelessly to help patients and families living with the life-changing impact of eye disease.

floral squareThe Ellis family supported research and created an endowed chair held by their family physician and close friend, Dr. Karen Joos. In addition to his parents Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by his brother, Thurman Dean Ellis.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Harpster Ellis and his daughter, Patricia Ellis of Gallatin.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home

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Obituary for Dannie Ray “Pepper” Biggs

Dannie Ray “Pepper” Biggs, 75, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home. Born in Robertson County, March 4, 1946, he was the son of the late Herschel Biggs and Christine Woodard Biggs. Dannie was also preceded in death by a brother, Eldon; and two sisters, Betty and Jean. Raised on the family farm, Dannie learned the value of hard work and developed his dedicated work ethic. In 1985 he opened Biggs Septic Service which he ran for many years. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had also been a member of the Greenbrier Lodge of Masons. Dannie was also hard at work on something, however when he did find an excuse to relax he enjoyed fishing, or watching the western movies he loved. Dannie was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He loved all the family gatherings.

He is survived by his daughter, Tracey Knuckles (Timothy); his sons, Dennis Biggs (Elizabeth), Chris Biggs (Robin), and Charlie Biggs (Samantha; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Knuckles, Dalton Knuckles, Wyatt Knuckles, Gracie Knuckles, Kristina Johnson (Randy), Kalli Collins, Kaitlyn Martin, Evelyn Biggs, Elizabeth Biggs, and Charlie Biggs II; 5 great-grandchildren, Kallie Knuckles, floral squareMcKenzie Knuckles, Layton Knuckles, Hunter Knuckles, and Chloe Knuckles; and his siblings, Russell Biggs, Tommy Biggs, Larry Biggs and Erma Anderson.

Visitation will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, Monday from 4 to 7 pm and Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm. A celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 1 pm followed by interment in Springfield Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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Obituary for Martha Sue Traughber Freeland

Martha Sue Traughber Freeland, 81, of Cross Plains, passed from this life on Thursday April 22, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 26th, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with Pastor Russ Noss officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Dr. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Pallbearers will be Wayne Leding, B.J. Traughber, Trey Traughber, Mark Traughber, Joe Swann, Kevin Clinard, and Kenny Swann serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Terry Roberts and Ed Coleman Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home and on Monday from 12 noon until service time at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains.

Mrs. Freeland was born May 24, 1939 in Springfield to the late Hugh and Mary Moudy Traughber, Sr. She was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1957, a retired shipping specialist with Ingersoll Rand, and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cross Plains. Mrs. Freeland loved being outdoors working in her flowers and helping on the farm, working in the Stone Soup ministry at Mt. Carmel, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter: Gabrielle Freeland, and by her brother: Tommy Traughber.

Mrs. Freeland is survived by her husband, James Earl Freeland, whom she would be married to for 60 years this coming October, by her sons and daughters-in-law: Brian and Debbie Freeland of Burlington, KY, Stephen and Tina Freeland of Orlinda, Brent and Sabrina Freeland of Farragut, TN, by her grandchildren: Hannah, floral squareBrock, Corinne, Emma, Jessica, and Olivia Freeland, Elijah and Olivia Stewart, by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Clark and Sherry Traughber of Springfield, Hugh and Joyce Traughber, Jr., of Cross Plains, Paul and Kay Traughber of Harriman, Billy and Patti Traughber of Springfield, and Bobby Traughber of Pleasant View, and by her sister and brother-in-law: Joyce and Jake Leding of Springfield.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Glendel Mae Hall

Glendel Mae Hall, 85, of Louisville, KY and formerly of Springfield, passed from this life on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at Essex Nursing Home in Louisville.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday April 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Interment followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family received friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hall was born March 12, 1936 in Parsons, TN to the late Glennie and Wilma Goodman Jordan. She was a retired care giver and was a member of North Springfield Baptist Church. Mrs. Hall enjoyed crafts, gardening, and decorating her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Joe Hall, her son: Doug Edwards, her brother: Thomas Jordan, and by her sister: Juanita Creasy.

floral squareMrs. Hall is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Gerald and Willa Knight of Louisville, KY, by her daughter and son-in-law: Sharon and Dennis Cook of Louisville, KY, by her brother and sister-in-law: Billy and Linda Jordan of Ashland City, by her grandchildren: Tamara Cook, Tiffany Weible, and Kayla Stallard, and by 8 great-grandchildren.

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Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements for Robert Traughber Jr.

Robert Cecil Traughber, Jr. was born to the late Robert C. and Marjorie Traughber, Sr. on May 15, 1949 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He is the eldest son of seven children. He departed his life’s journey on Monday, April 19, 2021 at NHC Nursing Home in Springfield, TN.

He was educated in the Robertson County Schools, graduating from Bransford High School, Class of 1969. Robert served his country in the United States Army and Army Reserve from August 1969 to 1975 receiving an Honorable Discharge.

Robert had many talents; his professional talent was painting cars, working and fixing them. He would help you out if he could, he was just a great person to all. He did not let anything stop him from doing what he wanted to do. He loved being around his family, joking and just having a great time.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Anthony Hilliard; his sister, Ethel Mae Traughber and his brother William Henry Traughber.

floral squareRobert leaves to cherish his loving family and friends: children, Derrick D. Traughber (Angela), Robert J Wilson, Sr. and Andrea T. Scott; sisters and brother, Lucille Dowlen (Tony), Annella Hilliard, Larry (Carrie) Traughber and Veronica Traughber; grandchildren, Danae K. Traughber, Derri’ana L. Traughber, Deaja A. Traughber, Timothy D. Traughber, Robert J. Wilson, Jr. Mercades Wilson, Elay’Shia J. Wilson, Janasha J. Wilson and Walter J. Wilson; nieces and nephews, Angela Hilliard, Darrell Jarrett (Twana), Anthony Dowlen, Yolanda Dowlen, Sedric Traughber (Aisheaka), Natasha Traughber, and Marcus Boyd; ; great nieces and nephews, Orlandez Chatman, Sr., JaMelle Felts, Aresha Hilliard, JaVonna Dowlen, Amaya Eason, Jaylen Jarrett, Mikeyia Ellis, Joelle Jarrett; great-great nephew, Orlandez Chatman, Jr.; a really close friend, Elnor Traughber that always cared about Robert and she will truly miss him; a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing and Visitation was Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Mark Washington, Officiant and Elder James V. Traughber, Eulogy; Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Garden.

Arrangements entrusted to W.D. Crowder Funeral Home

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Obituary for Frankie C. Monfette, Jr.

Frankie Clarence Monfette, Jr., age 48, of Cedar Hill, died peacefully at his home following an extended illness. His remains rest at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the St Michaels Catholic Church with Father Ben Butler officiating. The burial will follow in the St Michaels Catholic Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Monday from 4:00 – 8:00pm and again on Tuesday from 10:00am – 11:30am. There will be no visitation at the Church prior to the service.

Franke was born on July 13, 1972 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Frankie Clarence and Donna Kay Arms Monfette, Sr. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dawn Monfette Martin and his grandparents, Guy J. & Betty Wells; Felix & Reba Arms; and Raymond Monfette.
He is survived by his wife, Kendra Ann Monfette of Cedar Hill; sons, Andrew Francis Monfette and Dominic Seth Monfette both of Cedar Hill; daughter, Clara Grace Monfette of Cedar Hill; brothers, Shawn (Kelly) Monfette of Springfield and Brian Monfette of Springfield.
floral squareActive pallbearers will be Shawn Monfette, Brian Monfette, Chris Covington, Wesley Reed, Riley Monfette, Timmothy Hutton, Bradley Arms, Levy Jewell. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Ulsh, John Shepheard, Gary Carr, Ted Starkey, and Danny Huante.

The family request that donations be made to the Frankie Monfette memorial fund at Austin & Bell Funeral Home.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Nancy Sue Clinard

Nancy Sue Clinard, age 75 of Cross Plains, TN passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Funeral Services will be held 12pm, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Rev. Doug Spain and Rev. Chris White officiating. Burial will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with Josh Clinard, Steve Clinard, Jason Wilkins,, Jonathan Clinard, Anthony Siegrist and Tommy Pinson serving as pallbearers. Alternate pallbearers will be Larry Gregory and B.J. Brooksher. The family will receive friends 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, April 28th and 10am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

She was born October, 8, 1945 in Goodlettsville, TN to the late James Roy and Mary Sailor Cheek. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Timmy Cheek, Frankie Cheek and sister, Patricia Blackwell.

She was a homemaker and loved her family very much as well as fishing, bingo, her dachshunds, working outdoors, flowers and helping others, especially those in need.

She is survived by husband, Leroy Brooks Clinard of Cross Plains, TN; sons, Marion R. “Skeeter” (Lisa) Fry of Muscle Shoals, AL, floral squareDwayne Clinard of Summer Shade, KY, James (Jessica) Clinard of Goodlettsville, TN; sisters, Dorothy Tidwell of Lebanon, TN, Margie (Samuel) Hastings of Ridgetop, TN, Margaret McGlothlin of Greenbrier, TN; grandchildren, Abby Clinard, Jonathan Clinard, Zach Fry and great-grandson, Braxton Clinard.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Charles Edward Krom

Charles Edward Krom age 91, of white house, Tn. passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021. Charles was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was retired from the New York Fire Department after 28 years service. He loved hunting and fishing and was a Master Fish Fly Tyer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna Krom. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Loretta Krom; son, Stephen floral square(Ann) Krom; daughters, Beth (Carl) Meyer and Erica (Andre) DeGroat; sister, Barbara (Frank) Rhatigan; grandchildren, Nicholas and Jeremy Krom, Caitlin Smith, Charles Meyer, Margaret Jobson and Loreli DeGroat. 4 great-grandchildren also survive.

No services are planned at this time.

His family has entrusted his services to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Betty Wright

Betty Ruth Wright, age 81 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Hillcrest Healthcare Center in Ashland City.

Funeral services will be conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 2:00PM on Wednesday, April 28th. Burial will follow in the Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland City. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at 2:00PM.

Mrs. Wright was born on November 13, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late James & Minnie Raines Kelly. She was retired after 35 years as a nurse with Elmhurst Nursing Home. She loved reading, gardening, fishing, and collecting her favorite recipes. Betty was a member of Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ray Clouse; and grandchildren, Shane Hinton, Amber Young, and Keith Brandon.

floral squareSurvivors include her son, Michael Clouse; daughters, Dena (Richard) Evers, Dewanda Brandon, and Donna (Larry) West; grandchildren, Kevin (Barbara) Brandon, Lori (Ronnie) Brandon, Leslie (Zach) Appling and Janice (Trent) Evers; 13 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for George Gregory

George Junior Gregory, age 83 of Chapmansboro, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Residence of Alive Hospice in Nashville.

A graveside service was conducted at the Hayesville Cemetery at 1:00PM on Sunday, April 25th in Lafayette, Tennessee with his family conducting the service. Burial followed with family & friends serving as pallbearers.

There was no visitation prior to the graveside service at the funeral home.

Mr. Gregory was born on February 22, 1938 in Lafayette, Tennessee to the late George Wesley & Jesse Emaline Doss Gregory. He was retired after 30 years working for Cutters Exchange and Roberson Machine Company. He was an outdoors person that loved working in the garden as well as on lawn mowers and chainsaws. George was a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lee Gregory; and a sister, Velma Cee Jackson.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife of 64 years, Bettye Gregory; daughter, Donna (William) Bailey; grandchildren, Hunter Britt (Callie) Bailey and Fisher Wade (Amber) Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Levi, Sara, Wyatt, and Mason Bailey.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, Tn 37203.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Jerry Lloyd Whitley

Age 70 of White House passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown. He was born July 29, 1950 in Nashville, TN to Lloyd L. and Faye P Whitley. He worked in Quality Control/Dispatching for Ideal Concrete until his retirement. Mr. Whitley was a born leader and took charge of most every situation. He enjoyed attending NASCAR races,watching Titans Football, fishing and eating oysters.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pamela Kay Whitley who predeceased him on March 31, 2021; sister-in-law, Carlene Whitley. He is survived by his son, Jerry (Debbie) Whitley, Springfield, MO; daughter, Marcie (Jeff) Riis, Gallatin, TN; brother, Gary Anthony “Tony” Whitley, Nashville, TN; sisters, Shirley (Johnny) Wallace, Greenbrier, Tn and Debbie (Ricky) Pemberton, Goodlettsville, TN; 4 grandchildren, Jerry Whitley, Justin Whitley, Joey Riis and Sam Riis; 6 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Interment will follow in White House Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 10am until 2pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Shirley Ann Cothran

Age 82 of Goodlettsville went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at her daughter’s home. She was born May 27, 1938 in Springfield, TN to Cleo and Blanche Whitler Eidson. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She enjoyed feeding the hummingbirds, working in her yard and fishing. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was known for her delicious chocolate pies.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edward William Vanderpool; second husband, Albert Cothran; sons, Robert Vanderpool and Eddie Vanderpool; grandson, E.W. Vanderpool; sister, Barbara Fay Akin; brothers, Eddie Gene Eidson and Sherman Eidson. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Vanderpool, Goodlettsville, TN; daughter, Sue Goodman (Robert Allen), Gallatin, TN; brothers, Bill Eidson, Greenville, CS and Bobby Eidson, Huntsville, AL; 1 granddaughter, Elissa Paulson; 4 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Kay Lee, Annabella and Jon Luc.

floral squareFuneral service is scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Clay Baggett officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.Visitation is planned for Sunday, April 25, 2021 4-8pm and Monday, April 26, 2021 10am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Kenneth Heatherly

Kenneth Lee Heatherly, age 74, of Pleasant View, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Brother Randy Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 10am until the hour of service at 12pm.

Mr. Heatherly was born July 14, 1946 in Springfield, TN to the late James and Frances Hollman Heatherly. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, a farmer, was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed rock-n-roll music.

In addition to his parents Mr. Heatherly is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Norman Heatherly, his son, Terry L. Heatherly, and his brothers, J.W. Heatherly and Raymond Heatherly.

floral squareMr. Heatherly is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Kim Heatherly of Greenbrier; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Dan O’Hanrahan of Clarksville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Barry G. Chism

Barry Griggs Chism, age 95 of Greenbrier passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his home.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Mark Bradfield, Bill Norwood, Matt Norwood, Eric Dugger, Wayne Dugger and Dave Stambaugh serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 10 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born in Greenbrier, TN on May 21, 1925 to the late Gus Eugene and Lizzie Lee Batts Chism. He was also preceded in death by grand-daughter, Wendy Dugger; sisters, June Cook and Jean Bailey.

He loved his family very much and spending time with them was important. He was a graduate of the Greenbrier High School class of 1943 and a retired mail carrier for the USPS. He was a member of Greenbrier First Baptist Church where served as Deacon Emeritus and taught Sunday School for over 50 years. He was a WWII Veteran and loved sharing his military experiences with schools and community events. He was awarded 2 bronze stars and 2 purple hearts for his service. He did interviews for the Library of Congress, Austin Peay State University and Middle Tennessee State University. He enjoyed showing and telling about his military memorabilia and hee also loved showing his ’56 Chevy at various events.

floral squareHe is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dora “Sue” Harris Chism; son, Dale (Marilyn) Chism of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Carol (Wayne) Dugger of Clarksville, TN, Melissa (Bill) Norwood of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Jared Norwood, Matt Norwood, Eric (Sarah) Dugger and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Post 45, Greenbrier Historical Society or Greenbrier First Baptist Church Daily Bread program.

Donations may be made payable to either charity and left at or mailed to Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 2619 Hwy 41 S., Greenbrier, TN 37073.

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(Updated) LAST WEEKS OBITUARIES

Obituary for Archie Toon

Archie Ray Toon, age 55, of Springfield, died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his home.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with Reverend James Rawls officiating. Burial followed in the Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 2pm.

Mr. Toon was born April 1, 1966 in Springfield, TN to the late Forrest and Lillie Ruth Toon. He worked in the Maintenance Department at Jesse Holman Jones Hospital which is now NorthCrest Medical Center. Mr. Toon was a “fix-it” man and a jokester. He loved working on model cars, drawing, and wrestling matches.

floral squareIn addition to his parents Mr. Toon is preceded in death by his brother, Forrest Lynn Toon and his nephew, Michael Ray Toon. He is survived by his nephews, Billy Joe Toon and Jason Lynn Toon, both of Springfield; and nieces, April (Michael) Rittenberry of Springfield and Kimberly Bolton of Millersville.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Gregory Scott Frankhauser

Gregory Scott Frankhauser, age 60, of Lafayette, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

He was the General Manager for ABM Parking at the Nashville International Airport.

Greg is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane Frankhauser; son, Kyle Frankhauser; daughter, Kiri Frankhauser; parents, Wayne and Nancy Frankhauser; and a floral squarebrother, Brett (Stephanie) Frankhauser.

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Frankhauser at this time.

Services have been entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Jason Carney

On Saturday, April 17, 2021, Jason Wayne Carney’s faith became sight. He was age 36 and of Chapmansboro, Tennessee.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Thursday, April 22nd, with Pastor Brian Lewis and Bro. Jon Forrest officiating. Burial followed in Attebery Cemetery, 1050 Attebery Rd, Ashland City, with Pastor Mike Burnette conducting the committal service. Eric Crabtree, Travis Payne, Frank Mir, John Justice, Daniel Rojas, and Dennys Lopez will serve as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 21st from 2:00PM until 8:00PM, and again on Thursday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Jason was born on May 23, 1984 in Clarksville, Tennessee to Jerry & Sheryl Carney. He was a Contractor and the owner of Sturdy Fence & Deck and Joy Construction Co. He was immensely talented in his trade and was well known for his talent and quality of work.

Jason was an incredible & loving husband, dad, son and brother. He was an active church member who loved both 180 Church and LifePoint Church.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Phineas & Mable Carney, Ray Cunningham, Ethel & Phillip Clement, Joyce Attebery, & Hazel Head.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Lindsey Carney; children, Hudson, Hollynn, Heath, and Harrison Carney; brother, Marty (Shelly) Carney; sister, Jeanna floral square(Daniel) Newton; mother-in-law, Linda Head; father-in-law, Wesley Attebery; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Casey & Will Davis; and loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, & cousins.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Feeding Needs International, 3400 Trenton Rd., Clarksville, Tn 37040.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Robert Chambers

Robert Daniel Chambers, age 98, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2020 at NHC Healthcare.

A Memorial Service was held at 2pm on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Springfield with Bro. Jerry Wallace officiating. The family received friends 12pm until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home. A graveside service for Mr. Chambers and his late wife, Barbara Miller Chambers (1922-2016), was held at 2pm on Thursday, April 22 at the Mifflinburg Cemetery in their beloved hometown of Mifflinburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Springfield United Methodist Church, 511 S. Oak St., Springfield, TN 37172.

Mr. Chambers was born January 26, 1922, in Mifflinburg, PA to the late George and Margaret Gutelius Chambers. Mr. Chambers, Major, USAF Retired, was a B-24 “Liberator” bomber pilot in WWII. He was also a sponsor of the world’s only remaining flying B-24J.

Afterward, Mr. Chambers became an outside salesman for a national electrical equipment company and a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church. During his retirement years in Springfield, in 1990, Bob prevailed with the NAA (Nashville Airport Authority) to relinquish management of the Springfield-Robertson County Airport, and formed the Springfield-Robertson County Airport Board in Springfield and served for years as Chairman. Link to related videos: BOB CHAMBERS Springfield Airport VIDEOS 1991 to 2005. These videos are related to his achievements with the airport, which subsequently won awards from the State of Tennessee, and the proclamation of “Bob Chambers Day” from the City of Springfield, and the naming of the entry road at the airport, “Bob Chambers Road”.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Chambers is preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Ehresman and Louise Felton, his brothers, Nelson Chambers, James Chambers and Fred Chambers, and his son, Bruce George Chambers.

floral squareMr. Chambers is survived by his son, David A. (former spouse, Janet) Chambers of Witchita, KS; daughters, Verna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; brothers, Joseph Chambers of MI and John (Barbara) Chambers of CA; grandchildren, Thomas Hall, Amy (Brandon) Hix, Jason (Christie) Taylor, Julie (Waylon) Powell, Justin (Courtney) Chambers, Daniel (Ericka) Chambers, Grace (Justin) Smith, Charity (Benjamin) Nicholson, Benjamin (Renae) Chambers, Hope (Caleb) Howell, James (Emily) Chambers and Michael (Victoria) Chambers; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home, 509 Walnut St. Springfield, TN is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Deloris Head

Margaret Deloris (Brown) Head, 76, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021.

A graveside service officiated by Rev. Nate Partee and Rev. Bobbie Martin was held on Monday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clarksville, TN.

There was no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

Deloris was born on March 31, 1945, to Herbert and Florine Brown of Westmoreland, TN, who preceded her in death. She was the younger sister to Charlotte Brown Jackson of Brentwood, TN, who survives her.

She is survived by her husband Tommy Head, her adoring sons Derrick (Jennifer) of Alpharetta, GA, and David of Nashville, TN, her grandson Connor, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Deloris grew up in Westmoreland, Tennessee, and attended Cumberland College, where she met Tommy. She and Tommy had been married for 54 years, and they lived their married life in a house that Tommy built on Hazel Drive. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she dedicated her life to her family, her church, and her community. She will be greatly missed by all who love her.

floral squareAustin and Bell Funeral Home of Pleasant View will be handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 5050 Pickering Road, Clarksville, TN 37043, or the Mt. Carmel UMC Cemetery Fund, 425 Mt. Carmel Road, Clarksville, TN 37043.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Amanda Dawn Henley

Amanda Dawn Henley, age 41 of Greenbrier passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center.

Funeral Services were held at 12pm on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Rev. Randy Harmon and Bro. Mitchell Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 and 10am until time of service on Wednesday, April 21st at the funeral home.

She was born in Springfield, TN on February 16, 1980 to the late Roy Dean Henley and Marlene Kaye Knight Henley. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Crystal Phelps.

floral squareShe worked in food service for McDonalds and attended Rock Springs Baptist Church. She loved and cherished her children.

She is survived by her mother, Marlene Kaye Knight Henley; children, Nicholas Henley, Noah Henley, Mahayla Henley all of Greenbrier; sisters, Deanna Henley, Brittany Henley-Bonner both of Greenbrier; grandmother, Josie Knight of Greenbrier; 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Billy Batts

Billy Payne Batts, age 70 of Joelton, Tennessee, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 at VA Hospital in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Sunday, April 18th, with Bro. Barry Simpson officiating. Burial followed in EverRest of Cheatham with John Wylie, Logan Wylie, Randy Blessing, Shawn McKenzie, Ricky Henderson, Tracy Johnson, Roy Wendell Batts, and Tony Ambler-Wright serving as pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00AM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mr. Batts was born on July 22, 1950 in Springfield, Tennessee to the late Henry & Vera Evans Batts. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was retired after 41 years with Blue Ridge X Ray. Billy was very detailed and was a loving husband, father, and proud paw paw. He was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Batts; and brother, Ronnie Batts.

Survivors include his daughter, Mandy (John) Wylie; brother, Roy Wendell (Linda) Batts; sisters, Myra Evans, Bonnie Ward; floral squaregrandson, Logan Wylie; and nine loving nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 52, Ashland City, Tn 37015 or the Pulmanary Fibrois Foundation in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Olivia Butler-Bartram

Olivia Gail Butler-Bartram, newborn baby born and went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

A graveside service was held at 3:00PM, on Friday, April 16th at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens with Pastor Terry Bear officiating.

There was no public visitation prior to the graveside service.

floral squareShe is survived by her parents, Chelsea Butler & Sean Bartram; sisters, Addison Sullivan & Scarlett Butler; brother, Mason Bartram; grandparents, Brian & Linda Butler and William & Gale Bartram; aunt, Laura Butler; and uncle, Joshua Butler.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for Lynn S. Beu

Lynn S. Beu, age 85 of Springfield passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.

Funeral Services were held at 2pm on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Dwight Fishburn officiating. Burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers. The family received friends 12pm until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.

Lynn was born August 19, 1935 in Nelson, Nebraska to the late Rudolph Herman and Yetive Hazel Buffington Beu. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dona Lee Baker Beu.

He was a Manufacturing Engineer and a member of Covenant Confirmers Church. He loved his family very much and longed to be reunited with his wife, Dona.

floral squareHe is survived by sons, Scott (Nancy) Beu of Springfield, TN, Michael (Kim) Beu of Burns, TN; daughter, Shawn Goddard of Springfield, TN; brother, Malcom (Maryjane) Beu of Greenbay, WI; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “Best Friends Animal Rescue” www.bestfriendsaroflc.com

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 2619 Hwy 41 S Greenbrier, TN 37073

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Obituary for Michael “Bear” Mason

Michael Arthur “Bear” Mason, age 74 of Joelton passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Centennial Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be announced for a later date at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Pleasant View.

He was born in Nashville, TN on March 5, 1947 to the late Arthur Jr. and Angela C. Goodrich Mason. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Bernhardt; sister, Regina Mason; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sam “Raymond” and Flora Mae Groves.
He was employed in the Entertainment Industry for 46 years. He was a Stage Hand on the Hee Haw and Johnny Cash shows. He loved and faithfully supported Brenda through her battle with Leukemia. He loved his boys, Jake, his Vette and Nick and he attended Battle Creek Baptist Church.

floral squareHe is survived by is wife of 51 years, Brenda Joyce Groves Mason; sister, Allison (David) Gafford; Loved children, Bry and Rebecca Roberson; precious grandchildren, Nicholas (Ashley) Roberson, Jacob Roberson; great-grandchildren, Ryland Roberson, Hudson Roberson; Son, Troy (Heather) Mason and 4 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Battle Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Austin & Bell Funeral Home , 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, TN 37146

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Obituary for Arthur Everett Thompson, Sr.

“Eddie”-Age 62 of Cross Plains passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Skyline Medical Center. He was born September 18, 1958 in Nashville, TN to William Byrd & Agnes Lucille Hunt Thompson. He worked in HVAC installation for Roger Denton Heating and Air until becoming disabled and was a member of Cross Plains Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing Bingo.

He is preceded in death by his father; brothers, Danny Thompson and Billy Thompson; daughter, Brandy Lundy. He is survived by his wife, Vema Thompson, Cross Plains, TN; mother, Lucille Thompson, Westmoreland, TN; sons, Buddy Thompson, Hendersonville, TN, Marty Robinson, Greenbrier, TN, Toby (Lacey Rose) York, Westmoreland, TN, Jesse Burton, Colorado, Chance Thompson and Brandon Thompson, both of Cross Plains, TN; daughters, Jessica (Jase) Garton, Murfreesboro, TN, Tonya York, Lebanon, TN, Dina Robinson, Cross Plains, TN. Samantha (Brandon) Maddox, Murfreesboro, TN, Alissa Westbrook and Holly Thompson, both of Cross Plains, TN; brother, Jerry W. (Cassie) Thompson, Westmoreland, TN; sister, Rhonda (Rickey) McClure, Nolensville, TN; 16 grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Richard Garza officiating. Interment followed in Cross Plains Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Friday, April 16, 2021 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to Austin & Bell Funeral Home 533 Highway 76 White House, TN 37188

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Obituary for Mike England

Michael “Mike” Edwin England, age 63 of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were conducted at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church in Pleasant View at 1:00PM on Saturday, April 17 with Bro. Randy Riggs and Pastor Mike Hollis officiating. Burial followed at Good Springs Cemetery with Russ England, Mark England, Kendall Felts, Curtis Wheeler, John Dowlen, and Jesse Guy serving as pallbearers. Chuck Hoosier and Matthew England served as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View on Friday from 4:00PM-8:00PM and again on Saturday at the church from 12:00PM until the hour of service at 1:00PM.

Mike was born on June 17, 1957 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Henry and Jean Umberger England. He was a retired U.S Army veteran in the 82nd Airborne Division and was a paratrooper and also was retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 28 years of service. Mike loved to travel and one of his greatest accomplishments was visiting all 50 states. He enjoyed playing video games and loved his family very much. He was a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Randle England; and father-in-law, Wayne Felts.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gayle Felts England; sons, Russ England & Mark England; brother, Matthew (Lisa) England; sister, Tammie (Charles Douglas) Cartwright; mother-in-law, Ruth Felts; brother-in-law, Kendall (Sandie) Felts; and several loving nieces and nephews.

floral squareIf so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Steve & Becky Riggs, missionaries to France, and may be given in care of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View.

The family has requested that masks be worn while paying your respects.

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Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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Obituary for James Thomas Duncan

James Thomas Duncan, age 80 of Ashland City, Tennessee, died Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Mr. Duncan was born on April 8th, 1941 in Monterey, Tennessee to the late James Robert and Bertha Lee Duncan. He was a Air Force veteran and was a retired truck driver.

Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jessie Duncan; and a grandson, Dallas Edward Atkinson.

floral squareSurvivors include his wife, Donna Lee Wayman Duncan; sons, Andy (Shonda) Duncan of Michigan and Eddie (Elizabeth) Atkinson of Ashland City; daughters, Shelly (Robert) Tant of Ashland City, Debbie Duncan (Brett Sloan) of South Carolina and Tina Duncan of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a sister, JoAnn Geer of Ohio.

There are no services scheduled for Mr. Duncan.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146

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